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May the Fourth Be With You! Have a Star Wars Grub Fest!

by Lisa K. Photography FriedChillies on Fri, May 04, 2018

Anyone of you gonna geek out this May Fourth? If you are, we got some force-inspired munchies to keep you away from the dark side of hunger...

These are the Porg wings you're looking for...

Having a bit of a Star Wars marathon? Which one are you? Original? Prequel? The New Gen? You want to know some funky snacks to go with that? Well we are happy to provide you some recipes to feel at one with the force.

1. Hoth-frosted Nuts - We have been crushing these nuts lately in the office. Coated in frosted sugar, they are super addictive. You might want to run off with them like a Wampa is after your hide.

300g toasted mixed nuts (hazelnut, cashew nut, almonds, walnuts)
170g sugar
80ml water
20g butter

1. In a wide pan, mix sugar and water and bring it to a boil while stirring constantly. Maintain on medium heat.

Continuous stirring incorporates air into the syrup, which gives it the frosted texture after it dries up.

2. When syrup starts to thicken and bubbles become small & white, add in toasted mixed nuts and keep stirring.

3. Add in butter and continue stirring nonstop until it dries up.

When in doubt, just keep stirring until it dries up

4. Remove from pan and let it cool on a tray before storing in an air tight container. It stays fresh for at least 2 – 3 weeks.

2. Sriracha Porg Wings- Crispy wings coated in spicy Sriracha sauce with a little hint of cheese for indulgence. These are so tasty, Chewbacca will come calling...

Chicken Marinade
5 chicken wings, drumette and wingette separated
1 large garlic clove, minced
½ tsp. chilli powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. oil

Oil for frying

Seasoned Flour
80g corn flour
¾ tsp. salt
1 tsp. chilli powder
¼ tsp. white pepper powder

15g butter
½ tsp. chilli powder
120g Sriracha sauce
¼ tsp. black pepper powder
1 tbsp. cream cheese
¼ cup water

1. Marinate chicken in all the ingredients and set it aside.

2. Mix all ingredients for seasoned flour. Dredge chicken in seasoned flour, make sure every nook and cranny is coated.

3. Heat oil in a pan and bring it up to 170˚c, or dip a wooden spoon into the oil. If it starts sizzling, the oil is ready for frying.

4. Shake off excess flour off the chicken and fry in hot oil for 8 – 10 minutes, until golden brown. If you have a meat thermometer, the reading should be above 75˚c. Drain cooked chicken wings on paper towels and set it aside.

5. To make the sauce, melt butter and fry chilli powder for a few seconds. Add in the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a gentle simmer.

6. Pour in all of the chicken wings and coat sauce all over it. Serve hot!

3. Windu Lightsaber Soda - Confession: We wanted to make Bantha Soda (read blue here) but forgot that bunga telang, although expresses blue juice totally turns purple when you add acid like lime juice to it. Samuel L. Jackson to the rescue! We dig your purple saber sir, this one's for you.

20 pieces butterfly pea flower soaked in 1 cup of boiling water
1 bottle of ice cream soda
Lime wedges & slices
Ice cubes

1. When the water is dark blue, discard flowers and reserve blue water.

2. Fill a glass with ice and pour in ice cream soda and top it off with blue water.

3. Squeeze in some lime juice and garnish with slices of lime. The tangy soda pairs great with the sugared nuts and chicken wings. Enjoy!